Top 5 Design Trends of 2018

January 5, 2018

Out with the old and in with the new rings true every new year – when fresh starts naturally lead to changes and updates in home design trends. Wondering what palette and design aesthetics are on schedule for 2018? Check out the Top Home Design Trends that are sure to make a statement this year.

A 2018 Take on Maximalism

Minimalists beware – 2018 is the year of maximalist trends. There’s no such thing as “over decorating” this year, as more colors, bolder pieces and larger patterns mix together to create décor reveling in the moment. Let your creative side loose and add color and bold statements to your home.

A Pop of Color

Looking to update your kitchen? Color is the way to go this year, with bold statements making their way into the family’s favorite room. Since the kitchen is the center of the home, why not make it stand out? Replace the clean, white and understated look with bolder design elements. This is a change everyone is sure to love! With Ultra Violet being the color of the year, it’s no surprise that being a bit daring in design is sure to pay off.

Wallpaper Makes a Comeback

Say hello to wallpaper this year. Bring the outdoors in with botanical prints. Bold, floral patterns ensure that you’re always on a permanent vacation. 2018 is the year to take chances in design – old is new again as wallpaper replaces traditional paint. Take the risk and refresh your space!

Brass is back

While this may have seemed like a fad, brass has made a comeback in a big way. Try it in your powder room or entryway. Start small with a brass mirror and slowly add additional elements to complete the look.

Trough or Bucket Sinks

While barn doors made a splash in 2017, it seems the farm trend is still very much alive as we enter the new year. Both eye-catching and functional, larger trough sinks are a design element not to be missed. This rustic element provides a homey feel, perfect for kids’ bathrooms or a laundry room. 

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